John Wilson

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Location: Lantzville, BC, Canada

A lifelong passion for history and a fascination with the past—WWI in particular—have led to over 40 historical novels and non-fiction books for kids, teens and adults.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Follow my travels on Facebook

Ammonites in Lyme Regis museum.
I'm currently working my way along the south coast of England and adding interesting pieces of information and a few photographs more-or-less every day on Facebook. There's a bit of everything from Iron Age forts, Roman remains, Medieval Cathedrals, Castles and sheep! Drop by and see how things are going.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Why we should support indie bookstores.

From The Washington Post:

A reader named Maureen Feinroth sends in this anecdote about her book-shopping experience at a Barnes & Noble in the Washington area:
Me: Hi, I am looking for the new biography of Beethoven. I don’t see it on the shelf.
Salesperson: I can look it up for you. [Typing "b-a-y . . ."]
Me: No, it’s Beethoven: “b-e-e . . .”
Salesperson: Oh “Beethoven.” I LOVED that movie!!! Wait. The dog wrote a book?

On a related note, in Chapters, I once found my biography of Norman Bethune in the medical section beside the Atkins Diet!